All researchers that are interested or working on aspects of environmental sound classification and detection are invited to share ideas, questions, and opinions with their peers through the DCASE community.
This area of research is now developing at a rapid pace, and special sessions on the topic are commonly encountered at international signal processing conferences such as ICASSP or EUSIPCO, as well as special issues in renowned journals like IEEE TASLP. As organizers of DCASE Challenge and Workshop, we want to contribute to this dynamic field of research by bringing together researchers from an academic and industrial backgrounds.
The DCASE community offers a platform for discussion of the different perspectives and approaches, from algorithm development to practical applications and their commercial value. Through this, it aims to support the development of computational scene and event analysis methods by providing public datasets and the opportunity to continuously compare different approaches on the same datasets, using consistent performance measures.
The first DCASE challenge was organized by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2013, creating an opening into the sphere of public evaluations for everyday sounds. After a 2 year hiatus, the initiative to organize the challenge was revived, and the second edition of the challenge was announced for 2016. DCASE 2016 was organized by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in collaboration with QMUL, University of Surrey and IRCCyN, and presented participants with more complex tasks and audio data. In conjunction with the challenge, a one-day dedicated workshop was organized in Budapest, Hungary, as a satellite event to EUSIPCO 2016. In DCASE 2016 Workshop, we had interesting discussions, and a great friendly atmosphere - DCASE Community was born. To foster this community, we decided to make the workshop and challenge yearly events. In 2017, DCASE 2017 Challenge was organized by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and Inria and had a mix of reoccurring tasks and new research topics.
More detailed information about previous DCASE events can be found in separate page.
Join the discussion group for announcements from organizers of DCASE Challenge and DCASE Workshop, and to communicate with other members through the email list. We encourage everyone to open discussions on related topics and answer others' questions.
Future DCASE Challenges
Research groups are welcome to propose and take responsibility for organizing tasks in future DCASE Challenges. Your suggestions and preferences will be taken into account when planning the next challenge. Please contact DCASE organizers for more information. To contact the DCASE organizers, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The steering group provides advice on the challenge organization and moderates task proposals for future challenges.